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Kenston Cross Country Teams Hope to Attend Summer Camp

By Ellie Pleune | Bomber Media

As summer approaches, many plans are still unknown due to the coronavirus, but the Kenston cross country teams hope to make another appearance over the summer at the NEO XC camp located in Bellville, Ohio.

While most teenagers would complain at the thought of having to go to a camp to run, the eighteen kids who attended last summer saw it as an opportunity to not only bond as a team and improve upon their running talent, but build connections with fellow runners who share the same common mindset.

“Attending the NEO Camp really helped me to grow as a runner and build my leadership, but honestly my favorite part was just hanging around with my teammates and having fun,” said junior Tyler McMahan.

Although the camp is centered around running and training for the upcoming cross country season, campers can enjoy a true “summer camp” experience with the plentiful recreational activities around the vast campsite.

Complete with a pool, frisbee golf course, basketball courts, miles of walking trails, and competitive tournaments in cards, cornhole, and volleyball, runners not only train, but also have fun.

“Last summer at XC camp was genuinely a highlight of my summer, especially the volleyball tournaments and I’m looking forward to going back this summer,” said junior Garrett McConnell

After the success of last year’s trip to running camp, the Bombers made sure to sign up again, this time bringing eight more new people, and hope to pass the tradition down of running camp to future Kenston runners.

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